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Old 06-30-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Best filter for your money

I recently purchased 6 new tanks during the petco sale. I'd like to know what HOB filter is best for your money.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:04 AM   #2
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In my opinion their all junk and breakdown in a few months. If you skimp on money you will pay in the long run by having to buy new ones all the time.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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I recently purchased 6 new tanks during the petco sale. I'd like to know what HOB filter is best for your money.
Aqueon and aquaears
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:13 AM   #4
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Also the Fluval C series.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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In my opinion their all junk and breakdown in a few months. If you skimp on money you will pay in the long run by having to buy new ones all the time.
I asked what the best filter was for my money? Not the cheapest one.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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I would go topfin. Cheap, silent, simple, they get the job done have enough space to mix up filter media and with multiple of them you won't break the bank
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Best overall filter fluval/aquaclear
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #8
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Hang on the Back Filters

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I recently purchased 6 new tanks during the petco sale. I'd like to know what HOB filter is best for your money.
Hello Mc...

I use Hagen AquaClear HOBs on all my tanks. If you maintain them, they'll last a long time. I've had some going on 8 years and I have yet to replace a part.

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I recently purchased 6 new tanks during the petco sale.
Why?
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Aqueon and aquaears
Completely agree with Oscar here -- though I wouldn't recommend an AQUAEAR rather Aqueons and AQUACLEARS!
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Completely agree with Oscar here -- though I wouldn't recommend an AQUAEAR rather Aqueons and AQUACLEARS!
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Go with the best brand recommended here as well as overfilter in size if you can, you can almost (almost) never overfilter
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As the saying in this hobby goes...

"Too much filtration? No such thing. Too much FLOW or current? That's another story..."
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Why?
LOL. I'm a bit crazy about fish. And petco had the dollar per gallon sale and i couldn't resist
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I use Hagen AquaClear HOBs on all my tanks. If you maintain them, they'll last a long time. I've had some going on 8 years and I have yet to replace a part.

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LOL. I'm a bit crazy about fish. And petco had the dollar per gallon sale and i couldn't resist
That's what I was afraid you'd say...

I know the sale is a great one and irresistible, but just to buy tanks for the sake of buying them?
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That's what I was afraid you'd say...

I know the sale is a great one and irresistible, but just to buy tanks for the sake of buying them?
Yep! Im buying another 40b haha.
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I'll take yours and everyone else's word on these filters
Do yourself a favor, Mc: Consider only the Aqueons and (Hagen) AquaClears. They're really doing the best HOB models on the market, hands down.
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Yep! Im buying another 40b haha.
Wow...absolutely insane in my opinion...
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That's what I was afraid you'd say...

I know the sale is a great one and irresistible, but just to buy tanks for the sake of buying them?
I have guppies right now, and would like to separate them into male and female. As well as start a tank for a double trunk elephant nose. And i was thinking about some other fish as well. Not just for the sake of buying
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